Former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu believes the team have what it takes to beat Cameroon in Saturday’s Round of 16 encounter at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, but warns that players must up their game to stop the Indomitable Lions, reports Completesports.com.
Both teams finished second in their respective groups to set up the tantalising second round fixture which will kick-off at 5pm Nigerian time.
The Super Eagles packed with talented individuals are yet to fulfil their potentials in the competition, scrapping past the Swallows of Burundi and Syli Nationale of Guinea before succumbing to a shocking 2-0 loss in their final Group B match against the Barea of Madagascar.
The clash against the Indomitable Lions will be a further test to their ability to win against a fourth AFCON title and Kanu has charged the players to go all out for a win.
“The game against Cameroon is not going to be easy we must understand that. They are the defending champions and are a good team, ” Kanu told Completesports.com at the Super Eagles’ Palestine Hotel in Alexandria.
“I strongly believe we can beat them, but we have to really up our game. The players are working hard in training and they have moved on from the defeat against Madagascar.
“We are now at a crucial stage of the competition where you can’t afford to make too many mistakes. Any mistakes now will certainly be punished.
“I’m a Nigerian and I believe we will come out victorious at the end of the day.”
By Adeboye Amosu in Alexandria